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Category: Shariah Issues

UK: Declaration on Machine Slaughter of poultry

| 24/02/2014 | Reply
UK: Declaration on Machine Slaughter of poultry

Commencing 3rd March 2014 machine slaughter will not be certified Halal by recognised certifiers in the UK.

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Denmark Muslims and Jews slam halal slaughter ban

| 18/02/2014 | Reply
Denmark Muslims and Jews slam halal slaughter ban

Slaughter is not normally conducted without anesthetizing in Denmark and the new law only legalized the ongoing practice.

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UK: HFA stance on Stunning under EU Regulation EC1099/2009

| 14/02/2014 | Reply
UK: HFA stance on Stunning under EU Regulation EC1099/2009

Halal Food Authority has issued the following statement on the conditions with which it will certify poultry that goes through bath stunning.

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UK Certifiers and Scholars invited to conference on mechanical slaughter

| 07/02/2014 | Reply
UK Certifiers and Scholars invited to conference on mechanical slaughter

Halal certification bodies (such as HMC, Mosque and Shariah Groups, Muslim scholars) will meet to agree and declare a statement on mechanical slaughter.

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EU: After Polish ritual slaughter ban, competitors carve up a lucrative market

| 05/02/2014 | Reply
EU: After Polish ritual slaughter ban, competitors carve up a lucrative market

The ruling shut down Poland’s $500 million kosher and halal meat industry last year.

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UAE: Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture

| 03/02/2014 | Reply
UAE: Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture

‘Google-funded lab burger, and ‘cultured meat and leather developed by Modern Meadow’ – is this really the way forward?

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UAE: Law issued establishing ‘Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre’

| 17/12/2013 | Reply
UAE: Law issued establishing ‘Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre’

The law specifies the terms of reference of “Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre” which includes drawing up the Centre’s general policy and setting up strategic plans.

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Malaysia: Halal industry enters new phase with ‘grey areas’

| 16/12/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal industry enters new phase with ‘grey areas’

Halal industry experts believe the use of alcohol derivatives and other additives in food and beverages has resulted in “grey areas”.

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Indonesia: Doctors, clerics in medicine dispute

| 14/12/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: Doctors, clerics in medicine dispute

The Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI) and the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) are at loggerheads over whether halal certification is required for medicines in the country.

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Spain: The Halal Institute starts process of standardization

| 02/12/2013 | Reply
Spain: The Halal Institute starts process of standardization

The Halal Institute together with Aenor lead the process of standardization related to the Halal aspects of the food chain

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UAE: Government certification to be must for halal products

| 28/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Government certification to be must for halal products

All Halal meat products and slaughtering facilities will require government certification after Dubai introduces its new accreditation norms for the Halal industry in 2014.

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UAE: Dubai to get International Centre for Halal Products by 2014

| 05/10/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai to get International Centre for Halal Products by 2014

The Dubai Chamber and Thomson Reuters are also organising the Global Islamic Economy Summit being held on November 25-26, 2013. A team has been assigned to work on Islamic economy studies.

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Islamic Finance: Banking on a Stable Future

| 20/09/2013 | Reply
Islamic Finance: Banking on a Stable Future

Confirming Islamic finance to be firmly on the radar of the global business community, Judge Business School in Cambridge is launching a new program to explain to western executives the essential dynamics of competing in the Islamic finance environment.

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Pakistan: Halal products certification laws to be finalised soon

| 31/08/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: Halal products certification laws to be finalised soon

Draft laws on Halal product certification have been prepared by Halal Development Agency working under Justice Khalilur Rehman and will take another 20 to 30 days to get final shape.

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Opinion: Religions asking if test-tube burgers allow them to keep the faith

| 09/08/2013 | Reply
Opinion:  Religions asking if test-tube burgers allow them to keep the faith

When the world’s first test-tube beef burger was cooked and eaten this week, food critics all asked about its taste. For many Jews, Muslims and Hindus, the first question was whether their faith allowed them to try it.

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Philippines: Senators seek creation of body to oversee local halal industry

| 09/08/2013 | Reply
Philippines: Senators seek creation of body to oversee local halal industry

SB 312 seeks to create a Philippine Halal Accreditation and Regulatory Board responsible for the formulation, drafting, management and implementation of programs relevant to Halal products and services.

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Brunei: Signing Of Three MoUs To Further Boost Brunei Halal Certification

| 26/05/2013 | Reply
Brunei:  Signing Of Three MoUs To Further Boost Brunei Halal Certification

The credibility and integrity of Brunei Darussalam’s Halal brand is set for a boost in the eyes of the global Halal industry following the signing of MoUs between three well-known institutions.

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Thailand: Thai agency adopting Malaysian Halal standards

| 04/04/2013 | Reply
Thailand:  Thai agency adopting Malaysian Halal standards

THE Central Islamic Council of Thailand (CICOT) yesterday signed a memorandum of collaboration with DagangHalal Sdn Bhd to adopt syariah standards applicable in Malaysia for widespread usage within the Siamese nation.
THE Central Islamic Council of Thailand (CICOT) yesterday signed a memorandum of collaboration with DagangHalal Sdn Bhd to adopt syariah standards applicable in Malaysia for widespread usage within the Siamese nation.
CICOT plans to standardise all halal certification guarantees.They signed a memorandum of collaboration with DagangHalal Sdn Bhd to adopt shariah standards applicable in Malaysia for widespread usage within the Siamese nation.

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Saudi Arabia: Hajj pilgrimage to start Thursday October 25, 2012

| 17/10/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Hajj pilgrimage to start Thursday October 25, 2012

The kingdom’s High Court, comprised of religious scholars who serve as judges, announced Tuesday that Eid al-Adha celebrations coinciding with the pilgrimage will start on October 26 2012.

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UK: Halal chicken sold at KFC ‘may not be ‘real halal’

| 19/09/2012 | Reply
UK:  Halal chicken sold at KFC ‘may not be ‘real halal’

KFC sales of halal chicken, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, may not meet the requirements of Islamic law, according to a leading group of Muslim scholars in the UK.

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